Super Street Fighter IV Fight Club. READY? GO!!!

April 23, 2010 – Glendale, CA – Capcom announced their fan event to celebrate the launch of Super Street Fighter IV. After only being a bit less than a year since Street Fighter IV came out, it was great to see what improvements they had made on the game, and also, what kind of party they would host this year. The bar was set pretty high, considering the magnitude of the Street Fighter IV release party held February 12, 2009.

Hardcore fans were already in line as early as 1PM for the 8PM party, some decked out in their best Street Fighter attire! Cosplaying that long takes GUTS!

Loyal Street Fighter fans donned their cosplay gear for the long wait

This year, we were treated to a slightly smaller scale version of last year’s original SFIV release melee. The space wasn’t nearly as large, however, so the long line outside was kept waiting for a few hours after the party started.

Inside, there was a complimentary “Bruise Bar” where fans could get the Street Fighter KO-ed look via the talents of make-up artists.

Check out the "treatments" you can get at the Bruise Bar! Badass!

With multiple game consoles set up for fans to try out the souped up Super Street Fighter IV, the fans were appeased not only with video games, but also free pizza and cola. We were a little sad there was no alcohol available for purchase, but up in the VIP area, there were grown-up beverages available.

Of-note attendees include Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, Japanese Street Fighter champion Daigo Umehara, US SF champ Justin Wong, and many of the US voice actors such as Matthew Mercer (Fei Long) and Kat Steel (Ibuki).

More photos and report details after the jump!

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Brawl Ball With A Side of Toast

March 13th, was a busy evening for Bubble Punch! We hopped from one end of town to another for events that night.

The night started at Japan LA, for a festive party was being thrown in honor of Mr. Toast! Artwork, plushies, and goodies in hand-drawn bags were the lure for this inventive artist party! Even Mr. Toast himself made an apperance to dance around the clock with his fans!

Awesome Mr. Toast decorations in the party space JapanLA provded next to their shop.

Chubby Bunny and Mr. Toast. WHICH ONE IS WHICH?

Over at Good Hurt, the cast of There Will Be Brawl convened to celebrate the last episode of their popular web series. Bubble Punch commandeered the event coordination of the night, for a night of fun.

Attendees spent the evening dancing to the talented DJ’s tunes, and watching amazing performances by the Megas and Yuki Shundo Dance Crew. To top it off,  there was a bit of beverage entertainment provided by the nurses (bartenders) at Good Hurt.

Vanessa Walton (left), Brawl photographer Greg DeStefano (center), and Joellen Elam AKA Princess Zelda (right) relax in the VIP room.

The Yuki Shundo Dance crew was amazing in this video game-themed dance performance that had the crowd roaring!

More photos from both events can be found on our Flickr here! or to the left on the side bar.

Thank you again to everyone who came out to the events!